Sammy Bill

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Thanks Paul and Jimmy,

I m trying to be careful when selecting the consulting company and checking their H1B record for the past couple of years to make sure i select the right one.
I m also trying to apply early and through premium processing to have some extra time for a back up plan if things didn't work out.

But does it really require that you work with a salary and not hourly rate if you requires H1B, you will still get your W2 and be on the consulting company payroll in both cases, right?

Paul, is 30$/Hr ( with no benefits ) really the average hourly rate if working as a contractor knowing your base salary as an employee ( other than benefits and bonuses .... ) will add up to ~ 25$/Hr if you divided your salary / 52 weeks / 40 Hrs?

How realistic to calculate your hourly rate as a contractor as follow :

If you have X k/Year as an employee, you should ask for X$ / Hr as a contractor.

Thanks again
8 years ago
Hello,

I m planning to switch from Employee to a contractor with the same Company doing the same job.
I m switching so I can get H1B through a consulting company as my employer is not ready to sponsor now.

I have 2 years of experience ( most of it with my current employer )

What should I consider when switching from employee to consultant?
How should I calculate my hourly rate? if I make 50K/year + bonus + tuition reimbursement and other benefits, how much should I ask for contracting?

What other things I should consider when doing the switch....

Please advice.
8 years ago
Hello,

I had an interview in the past few weeks with the HR manager, Hiring Managers (2 interviews) and Developers in two big companies here in the US.

Now, both companies called me for a FINAL Human Resource interview scheduled on the same day early next week.

my questions are:

I have told them literally everything about me in the previous interviews, What is this final HR interview all about?
Is being called for a final HR interview a good sign?
If I got an offer from both companies, Can I ask for couple of days to think about the offer and give them a final answer?

Note: This is for a position in the US.


Any advice is much appreciated.

Thanks
Samuel
10 years ago
Hello,

I recently graduated from a US College and just started applying for jobs.
While looking, I found many job postings for Contracts or contract-to-hire from recruiting companies while there are few jobs that are direct hire.
What is the deal with the contract-to-hire positions?

Should I wait for now and apply to direct hire jobs only since I just started looking or should I apply to both of them?

(US Jobs)

Thanks

10 years ago
Hello,

I m a SCJP and a recent college graduate from a US university.
I have learned some of the new java technologies such as (Struts2, Hibernate 3, Spring 2.5) in addition to core java and JSPs and Servlets.
I was wondering if it would be better to keep learning new technologies (EJBs, web services, JSF......) or prepare for SCWCD certification (one of the two, cant focus on both at the same time )?

How valuable certifications are to US employers?

Thanks in advance
10 years ago
Hey Guys,

These number seems too high compared to where I live (OHIO, USA). an entry level java developer gets 35k-45K regardless of his skills. a Senior java developer may get 70-80K. I never seen a company claiming in their postings that they will pay more than that.


Sam
10 years ago
Hello,

I m a recent college graduate and I got an offer for a perl developer (web) for a 6 month contract.

Can this experience help me if I want to do java development afterward?

Thanks
10 years ago
Hello,

I passed a 15 minutes phone interview last week and now I have been called for a 2nd interview for an entry level software tester.
1) What should I expect to know for this 1hour long interview, I have been informed that they test java applications using Junit, TestNG.... framework.

2) this is my first job in a technical field. however, I really want to be a developer not tester. Will this position give me the experience to move to development. How would my development skills improve if I took this position. I am a recent college graduate and have some experience in java/j2ee and SCJP5.

Note: This is about a US job

Thanks
10 years ago

James Clarks wrote:For starters, you should learn the differences between quality assurance and software testing, in my opinion.
If you told me that QA and testing were the same, then I most likely would quickly end the interview and say goodbye.

You should also have a good understand of what "quality" means in terms of software applications and organizations that use
software applications. What does it mean to "assure quality"? Does "quality" mean "it works" or is there more?

Good luck!



Thanks, That is very helpful.
Any other advices will be appreciated.
10 years ago

Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:Of course the code that you have written all these long would have been tested by the QA team in your company. So you might already be having some exposure on that. Isn't that?



Actually, I have been writing code for myself ( self-taught projects) and testing it, so I have no idea what does the QA guys have to do.

any help?

Thanks
10 years ago
Hello,

I m mainly a java developer, and have an interview for an entry level QA position.
What should I know for that interview (US job)?

Thanks
10 years ago

Bear Bibeault wrote:Is the intent to deceive?



NO, I meant just put a short version of your name to avoid having your resume rejected just because they may think that being a foreigner means lots of headache and paperwork. but of course if you were accepted your will provide your real name in the application.
10 years ago
Hello,

When applying for Jobs in the USA, it is ok to put your nickname in your resume just to not give the impression to the employer that you are a foreigner and therefore may require more legal paper work done?

What do you think?

Thanks.
10 years ago
What would happen if you left before the notice period ends?
How is the answer different in the US market?


Thanks
10 years ago